India beat England by 6 wickets in 4th ODI

first_imgIndia rode on stroke-filled half centuries from Suresh Raina (80) and Virat Kohli (86) as they recovered from an early jolt to post a comfortable six-wicket victory over England and take 4-0 lead in the five-match ODI series in Mumbai on Sunday.Chasing England’s modest total of 220 all out, Kohli and Raina combined well to put on a match-winning partnership of 131 in 113 balls to help India overhaul the target with 9.5 overs to spare at the Wankhede Stadium.Returning to the Wankhede Stadium, the scene of their famous triumph in the World Cup final on April 2, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men first put England on the mat with a clinically efficient bowling display after the visitors had gone off to a flying start of 39 in six overs.The modest target set by England, who were dismissed in only 46.1 overs, was not stiff enough to test the batting strength of the home team who wobbled at 21 for 2 and then 46 for 3 before Raina and Kohli took the game away from the tourists.Raina, who hit his 19th half ton in 129 games, departed at 171 but skipper Dhoni (15 not out) was cool as ever in the company of Kohli, who struck his 18th fifty in 68 ODIs, as the fifth wicket duo stitched an unconquered stand of 52 runs to pull India past the finish line in 40.1 overs.The home team, thus, kept themselves in the hunt for a 5-0 clean sweep in the series with the final ODI scheduled at Kolkata on October 25.It was, incidentally, the first-ever ODI victory for the hosts at this venue against England following defeats in the 1987 World Cup semi final and the 2001-02 bilateral series encounter.advertisementEarlier, India dismissed England for a modest total 220 in 46.1 overs after the visiting team had started in a bright fashion after opting to bat first on a slow surface.last_img read more

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Zac Efron sports a moustache during his visit to Japan

first_imgHollywood heartthrob Zac Efron recently took out time to share some memories of his recent trip to Japan with his fans on social media. He posted several photographs from his visit on his Instagram page, reports”…Japan. Peace, love and happiness my friends. Thank you. Z,” wrote Efron alongside one image that had the celebrity posing with a peace sign on a crosswalk.ALSO READ: Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson team up for Baywatch movie  Another photograph shows him on the deck of a building, again with the peace sign.”I love you,” he wrote in Japanese.  The 28-year-old star sported a moustachioed look in the pictures that appeared to be a throwback to the getup he showcased in 2012 and 2014.Even girlfriend Sami Miro shared a picture with the 17 Again star on her Instagram account:   The couple has been dating for more than a year now. They celebrated their first anniversary in September. Happy anniversary baby 🙂 I love you. September 5th @SamiMiro Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) September 8, 2015 (With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

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Pant, Iyer strike fifties in Daredevils’ big total in rain-hit game

first_imgRishabh Pant (File Photo) – PTI cricket × Rishabh Pant (File Photo) – PTI SHARE Young Rishabh Pant cracked a blistering 69 while captain Shreyas Iyer (50) hit his fourth fifty of the season as Delhi Daredevils posted a challenging 196 for six against Rajasthan Royals in a rain-truncated IPL match here tonight.The Royals invited Daredevils to bat but were guilty of feeding the home batsmen deliveries which were either too short or too full, making the job easy for the hosts after rain made it a 18-overs per side affair.The young Prithvi Shaw (47) was yet again in sublime touch and raised a 73-run stand with his captain for the second wicket after the side lost Colin Munro (0) in the fourth ball of the innings.After Shaw’s dismissal, Iyer and Rishabh Pant combined to punish the wayward Royals’ bowlers, adding 92 runs for the third wicket in just 7.1 overs.Iyer hit his fourth fifty in last five matches as he consumed 35 balls for his 50, hitting three sixes and as many fours.Pant hammered the Royals bowlers all around the park in his 29-ball knock, studded with seven fours and five sixes.Jaydev Unadkat (3/46) removed both of them in the 15th over but by then the Daredevils had put up enough runs on the board.Vijay Shankar (17) came out to hit some lusty hits to help the hosts get close to 200-run mark. Rain began to lash the ground yet again and brought curtains on the Daredevils innings after 17.1 overs.Shaw was stroking the ball nicely as he picked the lengths quickly but ended up giving a caught-and-bowled chance on a turning ball to leg-break bowler Shreyas Gopal in the eighth over of the innings.His 47 came off 25 balls as he punished the Royals bowlers with four fours and as many sixes.After two quiet overs, Shaw began the fireworks as he creamed off 16 runs from Dhawal Kulkarni’s over, hitting the paceman for two sixes and a four.Kulkarni had a difficult chance in his follow through in the last ball of the over but could not hold on to it.Shaw was in good touch and continued to find boundaries. The next bowler in his firing line was Unadkat, whom he smashed for two fours and a six.Iyer joined the party by launching Gopal for two sixes. The first was off a full-length ball and the next was pitched short.The spinner dismissed Shaw but conceded his fourth six of the innings when new man Pant launched him for a massive six over long-on.Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes were the only bowlers who had managed to contain the rampaging Delhi batsmen a bit but Pant did not spare the West Indian when he bowled full and found the ball in the stands.In no time, the two batsmen raised a 50-run stand, taking just 27 balls between them. May 03, 2018 SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on COMMENT COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Five Ways To Brand Yourself A Winner

first_imgWinners have a different mindset and a mojo that makes them stand out. But that doesn’t mean they don’t fail sometimes too.Marshall Goldsmith’s successes include business and leadership books that have sold more than 1 million copies including. “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” and “Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It.” He serves as an executive coach for CEOs at household name companies and is a sought after keynote speaker.Goldsmith’s got mojo and he’s sharing it and some winning strategies. He defines mojo as the “positive spirit toward what we are doing” that begins inside and radiates outside. That spirit requires motivation, knowledge, ability, confidence and authenticity among other traits. Confidence, especially is a basic ingredient to winning, whether it’s a new job or a major client.In an interview, Goldsmith shares five of his strategies for success:Seek opportunities. Aim to win. “What I teach people is really focus on winning, not avoiding losing,” said Goldsmith.  Too many people are worried or embarrassed by their mistakes. “Most successful people don’t fail less. They fail more,” he said. They accept failure because they know they’ve tried hard – and next time are likely to win.Be the optimist in the room. Make your optimism a “behavior that guides everything we do. It can be self-fulfilling. And it’s contagious,” Goldsmith writes in Mojo. People gravitate toward optimism, especially when it’s backed by a strong dose of reality. Optimism boosts self-confidence and helps advance our ideas and plans too, he says.Pay the price of success. “You’re going to have to work very hard. There is no easy ticket,” said Goldsmith. You may be working too many hours already. Still if you want a promotion or a new gig, you need to take on extra projects. You may need to go back to school. Or learn to use mobile apps effectively.Manage your brand, your reputation carefully. “You’re selling yourself – you have to sell yourself,” he said. And you need a clear crisp focused message as to who you are and where your work has the most impact. “It’s important to think about your online brand, especially today,” Goldsmith said. That means using care and some judgment on what you post on your Facebook, your LinkedIn status and on Twitter.Cultivate courage. “Demonstrate courage on the outside even when you can’t feel it on the inside,” Goldsmith says. “You need to show courage.” Think of your key moments like a Broadway play: When the curtain goes up, your knees don’t ache and your aunt didn’t just die. You’re a professional and “It’s show time.”His BNET blog post also gives three annoying habits of successful people – including trying too hard to add value, because when they do they reduce the enthusiasm and commitment of their teammates.If you feel like a winner in search of a new employer that will profit from your talents, Goldsmith suggests you make peace with ambiguity and accept that there are no perfect fit employers or jobs. Find work that is meaningful to you and that gives you room to grow.last_img read more

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College Football Head Coach Booed By His Home Fans Tonight

first_imgA general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 24: Clouds over the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum turn pink in color as the sun sets during the Oregon State Beavers and USC Trojans college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)USC has gotten off to a good start against No. 3 Notre Dame tonight, as the Trojans have taken an early 7-0 lead against the Fighting Irish.The USC fan base appears to be done with head coach Clay Helton, though.Helton, who’s believed by many to be on the hot seat, was shown on the video board at USC’s home stadium this evening.He got booed.Clay Helton just came on the JumboTron for a PSA during a timeout thanking their fans. The fans booed.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 25, 2018Clay Helton was showed during a video board message thanking fans and was booed.— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) November 25, 2018This isn’t the first time Helton has been booed by his own fans.It happened a couple of weeks ago, too.USC fans booed Clay Helton as he walked up the tunnel.— Keely Eure (@keelyismyname) November 11, 2018If USC does end up firing Helton, the Trojans are rumored to be interested in Penn State head coach James Franklin.Stay tuned.last_img read more

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New technique wipes out mosquitoes on two Chinese islands

first_imgWashington DC: Scientists have used a new technique to successfully wipe out a population of the world’s most invasive mosquito species on two island in China, in an effort to control the insect that spreads dengue, Zika and other diseases. The results of the pilot trial, published in the journal Nature, show that combining incompatible and sterile insect techniques (IIT/SIT) successfully enable near elimination of Aedes albopictus, or Asian tiger mosquito, populations on two relatively isolated islands in the Pearl River near Guangzhou over a two-year period. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in XinjiangAlmost 200 million irradiated mass-reared adult males of a mosquito line infected with Wolbachia bacteria were released, said researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) in the US. The successful field pilot demonstrated the feasibility of area-wide application of IIT/SIT for mosquito vector control, researchers said. The SIT, a form of insect birth control, uses radiation to sterilise male insects, which are then released to mate with wild females. As these do not produce any offspring, the insect population declines over time. Combining it with the cytoplasmic incompatibility conferred to the males by Wolbachia allows a reduced radiation dose to be used, which keeps the males more competitive while sterilising the incidentally released females to avoid replacement of the target population.last_img read more

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CBeebies Presenter Cerrie Burnell Backs New Charity Campaign‏

first_imgCerrie Burnell, as seen on CBeebies, is supporting Thai Children’s Trust UK’s new Junior Sponsorship campaign, which encourages children to sponsor an orphan in Thailand and teaches them the joy and experience of giving to those less fortunate than them.Cerrie Burnell backs new charity campaign‏“I am delighted to help Thai Children’s Trust with its Junior Sponsorship campaign to support orphaned, disadvantaged and vulnerable children in Thailand and surrounding countries,” said Cerrie. “The need for these abandoned children on the Thai Burma border is acute. Through no fault of their own they have had a tough start in life and, with love and care, can become valuable citizens of tomorrow.“Every child deserves a happy childhood and children with no parental support need extra support to take part in and benefit from early years activities, song, music and movement, which all little ones enjoy.“I’m sure having a sponsored friend on the other side of the world would be of benefit to British children. It would help them grow up with a real understanding of the life of another child her own age who lives in a very different part of the world.”The Thai Children’s Trust is the largest UK charity focusing on Thailand, supporting projects in Pattaya, Rayong, Nong Khai, the south and the west of Thailand. Over 3,000 children rely on them for a home, education, a future, and most of all, for the knowledge that they are loved. They make sure these children get a chance in life.Find out more about the campaign here.last_img read more

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Oxford Properties aims to double industrial portfolio within three years

TORONTO — Oxford Properties says it’s aiming to double the size of its industrial portfolio within three years, with much of the growth coming outside of Ontario.The real estate arm of OMERS already has industrial properties totalling 10 million square feet, including assets in the Toronto area, Calgary and Edmonton.Oxford expects the portfolio will grow to more than 20 million square feet by 2018, with half through acquisitions and half from developments, including a project in the Vancouver area.It is set to start building a business park on 26 hectares in Burnaby, B.C., that will add 1.1 million square feet.Oxford part of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, which has $53 billion of assets administered on behalf of 400,000 members. read more

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CFL taking part in Call It Out campaign to end violence against

EDMONTON — The Canadian Football League is joining a new campaign aimed at ending violence against women.The “Call It Out” campaign urges people to be more than a bystander when they see gender-based violence taking place.Other participants include the Ending Violence Association Canada, Status of Women Canada and the United Steelworkers.The Ending Violence Association has been working with CFL players, coaches and staff as part of a league-wide initiative begun in 2015 to respond proactively to any allegation of gender-based violence.This year’s Grey Cup game will feature broadcast-visible LED sideline signage, an in-stadium video and an accompanying social media campaign with the message that everyone has a role to play.CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says nearly 70 per cent of Canadians report that they know a woman who has experienced sexual or physical violence.“At this time of year, when we Canadians join together to celebrate the Grey Cup, we want to remind everyone that we need to work together to end violence against women and the attitudes that can contribute to it,” Ambrosie said at a news conference in Edmonton on Friday.“The CFL remains committed to ending violence and to calling out disrespect and violence where we see it. As individuals and as organizations, we all have the ability to be leaders on this issue and put a stop to violence against women.”The Calgary Stampeders and the Ottawa Redblacks will play for the national championship Sunday at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium.The Canadian Press read more

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Laval Rouge et Or defensive standout Mathieu Betts tops CFL draft rankings

Laval Rouge et Or defensive lineman Mathieu Betts is the top-ranked player in the CFL Scouting Bureau’s December rankings for the 2019 Canadian draft.It’s the first time a U Sports product has been ranked No. 1 since Manitoba’s David Onyemata — now in his third season with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints — topped the final rankings ahead of the 2016 draft.Betts, a Montreal native who helped his team win the Vanier Cup last month, was No. 2 in the first rankings released in August. He also has been selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 19 in St. Petersburg, Fla., an annual all-star event for college seniors.Betts became the first player in history to claim the J.P. Metras Trophy (outstanding down lineman in U Sports) three times and the first to win four major U Sports awards during his career after registering a league-leading nine sacks this season.Oklahoma State offensive lineman Shane Richards of Calgary, Arkansas State receiver Justin McInnis of Pierrefonds, Que., Tennessee defensive lineman Jonathan Kongbo of Surrey, B.C., and Kansas offensive lineman Alex Fontana of Toronto round out the top five.Laval receiver Alexandre Savard of Quebec City (seventh) and Laurier Golden Hawks receiver Kurleigh Gittens Jr. of Ottawa (ninth) are the other U Sports players in the top 10.The only quarterback on the 20-player list is UBC’s Michael O’Connor. The Orleans, Ont., native is No. 19.The final rankings will be released in April. The draft usually is held in May. The Canadian Press read more

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A Better Way To Evaluate NBA Defense

Lance Thomas12,142+0.32 Jeff Teague2,695-0.07 David West17,671+1.40 PlayerPossessions playedDRAYMOND RATING Chris Bosh+1.14+1.25+0.12 Joel Embiid11,766+2.95 Manu Ginobili16,974+0.08 James Harden6,754+1.40 Serge Ibaka32,865+1.54 Jeremy Lamb4,710-0.93 JaMychal Green-0.39-0.32+0.07 Solomon Hill14,891+0.87 Roy Hibbert14,695+1.92 Jayson Tatum+1.44+1.34-0.10 Aron Baynes14,484+1.71 Elfrid Payton21,014-0.78 Maurice Harkless3,833+0.66 Mike Muscala2,889+0.64 Tyson Chandler18,693-0.09 Reggie Jackson-1.15-1.23-0.07 De’Aaron Fox5,626-0.17 Clint Capela18,110+1.39 Tim Duncan14,218+2.20 Willie Cauley-Stein+1.24+0.92-0.32 Lauri Markkanen3,496-0.81 George Hill26,013+0.64 Paul George6,639+0.09 Al Horford30,395+1.41 Maxi Kleber3,168+2.94 Ty Lawson17,022-1.31 Pau Gasol23,255+1.38 James Johnson17,746+1.33 Jon Leuer10,751-0.57 Jusuf Nurkic15,099+1.24 CJ McCollum-1.18-0.89+0.29 Goran Dragic2,134+0.11 Kent Bazemore22,184+0.16 Alex Len3,489+0.40 Nemanja Bjelica11,568+1.15 Manu Ginobili+0.71+0.61-0.10 Danny Green28,467+1.12 Vince Carter2,998-1.00 Patrick Beverley22,626+0.17 Jose Calderon-1.67-2.14-0.48 Steven Adams28,973+1.09 Jon Leuer+0.39+0.15-0.24 Luke Kennard3,218-1.21 Dwight Powell3,524+1.10 Jeremy Lamb-0.32-0.18+0.13 Tony Parker-1.44-1.50-0.06 PlayerPossessions playedDRAYMOND RATING Davis Bertans3,653+0.12 Mario Chalmers15,652+0.15 Iman Shumpert3,455-0.83 Tony Parker2,145-0.85 Jamal Murray15,101-0.79 Lance Stephenson20,349-0.52 Wayne Ellington-1.29-1.27+0.02 Russell Westbrook+1.16+0.02-1.14 Darren Collison-1.34-1.28+0.06 Jordan Hill10,087-0.45 Evan Turner27,518+0.61 Trey Lyles-0.46-0.16+0.30 Dion Waiters2,334-0.38 Eric Gordon5,347+0.45 Isaiah Canaan-2.13-1.79+0.34 Gordon Hayward26,388-0.23 Randy Foye13,985-0.32 Ian Clark10,859-0.39 PJ Tucker32,880+0.08 Marc Gasol30,496+0.71 Robert Covington21,084-0.07 Nik Stauskas2,164-2.23 Nerlens Noel+3.36+2.89-0.47 Amir Johnson20,436+0.75 Deron Williams17,520-0.31 Meyers Leonard-0.31-0.43-0.12 Dwight Powell+1.04+1.26+0.22 Tomas Satoransky4,634-1.07 Kyle Korver2,966-2.29 Dwight Powell12,343+0.59 PJ Tucker6,632+0.85 Jameer Nelson15,646-0.97 JJ Redick29,725+0.10 Jimmy Butler32,597+0.54 Gorgui Dieng21,118-0.82 Eric Bledsoe+0.81+0.98+0.17 Thabo Sefolosha+2.21+2.12-0.09 Jimmy Butler5,562+0.62 Shane Larkin-1.12-1.12-0.01 Mario Hezonja10,871-0.56 Boris Diaw15,683-0.04 Tim Frazier2,554-3.01 Domantas Sabonis4,021+0.22 Joakim Noah15,511+1.60 Luol Deng18,725+0.15 Shaquille Harrison3,032+0.88 Goran Dragic28,790+0.41 Kawhi Leonard6,178+0.25 Ben Simmons13,358+1.10 Dion Waiters-1.16-0.87+0.29 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope-0.38-0.80-0.42 Eric Bledsoe26,635+0.36 Taurean Prince3,462-1.14 Meyers Leonard10,837-0.10 Evan Turner3,896+2.23 Norman Powell3,207+0.71 Allen Crabbe18,711+0.33 Nikola Vucevic+1.83+1.71-0.12 Joe Ingles5,832-1.17 Tyler Johnson15,111+0.30 Anthony Tolliver-0.28+0.02+0.31 Danilo Gallinari4,818-0.65 Mason Plumlee+1.40+0.93-0.47 Norris Cole11,175-0.97 Enes Kanter4,397+0.01 Wesley Johnson+0.67+0.26-0.41 LeBron James39,997+0.19 Rudy Gay24,069+0.19 Amir Johnson+2.46+2.38-0.08 And here’s the data for last season (2018-19), with a minimum of 2,000 possessions defended. The Jazz’s Derrick Favors was the top defender, followed by the Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson, while the Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton was the worst defender in the league. Alex Len17,616+0.71 Garrett Temple18,146-0.15 Damian Lillard38,628+0.16 Cory Joseph23,771+0.57 Matthew Dellavedova18,129+0.16 John Wall31,634+0.07 Justise Winslow14,191+0.97 Kevin Durant35,683+1.44 Jerami Grant6,093+0.70 Derrick Rose3,020+0.27 Andre Iguodala29,712+0.11 Tristan Thompson+0.17+0.19+0.02 Tony Allen14,520+1.04 Draymond Green6,260+1.76 Jonas Valanciunas+0.57+0.91+0.34 Stephen Curry6,852-0.42 David Lee12,774+0.67 Avery Bradley26,335-0.54 Josh Richardson17,276+1.28 Nick Young14,675-1.26 Taurean Prince-0.69-0.83-0.14 Tyler Zeller+0.62+1.19+0.57 Ian Clark2,165-1.95 Jeremy Lamb18,210+0.06 Andre Drummond31,709+0.00 Thaddeus Young+1.19+1.01-0.18 Ian Mahinmi+3.03+2.80-0.23 Paul George+1.30+1.32+0.03 Donovan Mitchell12,171+0.04 Isaiah Thomas23,565+0.04 JR Smith25,891-0.64 CJ Miles17,938+0.03 Spencer Hawes11,803+0.78 Clint Capela+2.18+2.54+0.36 Jusuf Nurkic+3.25+3.18-0.06 Reggie Bullock10,929+0.01 Mike Muscala10,947-0.07 Montrezl Harrell5,060+1.82 Tyler Johnson-0.24-0.31-0.07 Marcus Smart22,997+0.00 Norris Cole-1.61-1.83-0.21 Jodie Meeks12,673-0.47 Frank Kaminsky13,278-0.69 Courtney Lee25,321-0.02 Derrick Favors+2.03+2.63+0.61 Jarrett Jack14,572-0.05 Rajon Rondo2,992-1.79 Rudy Gay+0.31+0.42+0.11 Jeff Teague-0.75-0.53+0.22 Terrence Jones12,064+0.00 Jae Crowder4,940+0.34 Luis Scola+0.30-0.15-0.45 De’Anthony Melton2,112-0.41 Kyle Kuzma10,183-0.06 Mike Scott15,790-0.34 Hollis Thompson13,414-0.21 Cody Zeller17,321+0.72 Buddy Hield-1.61-1.59+0.02 Jerryd Bayless-1.88-1.86+0.02 Jared Sullinger11,886+0.35 Marreese Speights11,425+0.40 Nikola Jokic+2.62+2.08-0.53 Jeff Teague29,994-0.13 Danny Green6,093+0.08 Bradley Beal34,063-0.14 Yogi Ferrell2,330-0.92 Harrison Barnes5,415-0.42 Ed Davis3,157+0.23 Royce O’Neale3,884+0.75 Thaddeus Young31,870-0.22 Ersan Ilyasova21,881-0.41 Draymond Green+4.43+5.09+0.66 Bobby Portis10,791-0.20 Tyler Zeller11,412+1.09 DeMar DeRozan6,023-0.96 Jrue Holiday25,597+0.80 Ian Clark-1.99-2.10-0.11 Jeff Green28,433-0.23 Aaron Brooks11,764-0.17 Iman Shumpert+0.80+0.48-0.32 Stanley Johnson12,913-0.25 Khris Middleton30,940-0.03 Kyle O’Quinn11,843+1.52 Mitchell Robinson2,882+3.32 Damian Lillard7,338+0.40 Danilo Gallinari-0.44-0.40+0.05 Avery Bradley-0.62-0.80-0.18 Jaylen Brown13,507+1.25 Jrue Holiday+0.72+1.25+0.54 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander5,090+0.87 Gorgui Dieng+1.66+1.03-0.62 Myles Turner4,656+2.43 Jerryd Bayless13,461-0.32 DeAndre’ Bembry4,311-1.00 Mirza Teletovic11,261-0.22 Aaron Gordon20,045+0.40 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope29,067-0.88 T.J. Warren2,895-2.27 Lance Stephenson2,511-1.20 Trey Burke17,019-0.36 Ben McLemore-1.15-1.34-0.19 Joe Ingles22,212-0.37 JaMychal Green3,244-0.66 Chandler Parsons18,098-0.40 Mike Dunleavy12,931+1.08 Jason Terry13,194-0.32 Omri Casspi-0.11-0.15-0.05 Gordon Hayward-0.11-0.25-0.15 Justin Holiday16,591+0.38 Trevor Booker+0.47+0.57+0.10 Taj Gibson+1.23+1.45+0.22 Al-Farouq Aminu5,689-0.92 Shelvin Mack2,577-1.69 Danilo Gallinari17,302-0.57 Kyle Kuzma5,063-0.25 Ben McLemore17,957-0.94 Kenrich Williams2,390+0.09 Avery Bradley4,044+0.42 Jerian Grant-0.75-0.57+0.18 DeMarcus Cousins+2.58+2.68+0.10 Kyle Singler11,355-0.53 Zaza Pachulia17,765-0.33 Larry Nance Jr.12,949-0.49 Brandon Ingram-1.01-0.95+0.06 Goran Dragic-0.92-0.61+0.32 Richard Jefferson-0.76-0.77-0.01 Patrick Beverley5,029+1.25 Brandon Ingram12,815-0.07 Bradley Beal6,505-0.80 Isaiah Thomas-2.62-1.99+0.63 Jaren Jackson Jr.3,076+1.51 Dennis Smith Jr.3,200+1.15 Malik Monk2,703-1.98 Joe Harris-1.57-1.56+0.01 Kevin Durant6,753+0.94 Paul Pierce12,678+0.59 Brandon Bass-0.13-0.08+0.04 Tony Snell-0.85-0.97-0.11 Gary Harris19,416-0.64 Jordan Hill-0.25-0.52-0.27 Vince Carter+0.26+0.44+0.17 Corey Brewer21,400-0.67 Al-Farouq Aminu26,956+0.03 Ryan Anderson18,873-0.52 Tobias Harris6,998-0.24 Miles Plumlee11,556+1.04 Channing Frye16,675-0.65 Taj Gibson3,607-0.47 Dennis Schroder-2.10-1.91+0.19 Shaun Livingston2,710+0.08 Patrick Beverley+0.93+0.83-0.09 Allen Crabbe2,444+1.09 Brandon Knight16,757-0.80 Frank Kaminsky-0.74-1.00-0.25 Dion Waiters21,066+0.45 James Harden40,828+0.52 Tyus Jones3,348-1.79 Derrick Williams11,367-0.83 * Defensive Rating Accounting for Yielding Minimal Openness by Nearest Defender Kyle Singler-0.50-0.64-0.14 T.J. McConnell-0.40-0.55-0.15 Jeremy Lin18,390+0.46 T.J. McConnell15,302-0.03 Robert Covington+2.35+2.08-0.26 Landry Shamet4,303-0.05 Rodions Kurucs3,041+0.28 Garrett Temple4,386-0.31 Kyrie Irving31,938-0.99 Josh Richardson5,296+0.16 Paul Pierce+0.83+1.08+0.25 Otto Porter Jr.24,148-1.03 Michael Carter-Williams17,756-0.03 Jakob Poeltl3,061+0.64 Kelly Oubre Jr.14,377-1.08 Tim Hardaway Jr.-2.23-2.07+0.16 Myles Turner17,509+1.73 Anthony Morrow10,184-1.18 Kyle Lowry+0.89+0.88-0.01 David Lee+1.29+1.19-0.10 Jabari Parker15,480-1.24 Evan Fournier5,642-0.56 J.J. Barea16,230-1.25 Blake Griffin29,325+0.16 Pascal Siakam7,195+1.65 Luka Doncic4,912-0.81 Zach LaVine17,990-1.36 Derrick Rose17,293+0.47 Paul Millsap30,217+0.39 Buddy Hield13,734-0.78 Paul Millsap+2.64+2.32-0.32 Jerami Grant20,433+1.10 Ryan Arcidiacono4,105-0.25 PlayerPossessions playedDRAYMOND RATING Nemanja Bjelica3,950+1.76 Emmanuel Mudiay3,418+0.48 Marvin Williams+0.59+0.52-0.07 Jaylen Brown4,698+1.18 Nerlens Noel2,437+2.15 Bojan Bogdanovic5,659-0.32 Omer Asik+1.87+1.67-0.20 Wilson Chandler21,126+0.76 Ed Davis+1.71+1.46-0.25 Shelvin Mack-1.28-1.34-0.06 Kenneth Faried17,635-0.82 Enes Kanter-1.59-1.55+0.03 Jason Terry-0.54-0.42+0.12 Ivica Zubac2,365+2.43 Nikola Mirotic18,138+0.57 James Harden-0.33-0.02+0.31 Devin Booker-2.76-2.51+0.25 Derrick Favors24,324+1.86 Raymond Felton16,949+0.97 Jordan Clarkson-2.79-2.68+0.11 Danuel House Jr.2,369+0.40 Jalen Brunson3,346-0.94 Larry Nance Jr.+2.01+1.54-0.46 Anthony Tolliver17,263+0.08 Kelly Olynyk20,609-0.01 John Wall2,404-0.91 Jamal Crawford25,169-1.28 Chris Bosh12,709+0.06 Shane Larkin10,117-0.49 LaMarcus Aldridge6,012+1.82 Jahlil Okafor2,039+1.52 Dorian Finney-Smith4,200+1.31 Derrick White3,964+1.74 Ricky Rubio+1.32+0.89-0.42 Zach Collins3,419+0.49 Ish Smith2,763+0.39 Norman Powell10,579-0.53 DeMarre Carroll3,942-0.54 Ish Smith-0.57-0.35+0.22 John Wall+0.10+0.27+0.17 Shelvin Mack15,274-0.49 Giannis Antetokounmpo6,339+2.13 Jameer Nelson-1.84-1.93-0.10 Jrue Holiday5,233+0.24 Dwyane Wade25,627+0.08 Jayson Tatum5,809+1.26 Collin Sexton5,374-3.59 Jonas Valanciunas23,901+0.85 Al Horford4,834+1.18 Nene16,100-0.03 Ty Lawson-1.62-1.98-0.36 Montrezl Harrell-0.05+0.56+0.61 Alec Burks-1.50-2.08-0.58 Brandon Ingram3,850+1.15 Nikola Vucevic5,515+0.94 Ante Zizic2,259-0.44 Nikola Mirotic+0.79+0.93+0.14 Juancho Hernangomez2,863+0.83 Seth Curry3,615+1.03 Tony Snell20,715-0.13 Kyle O’Quinn+2.12+2.20+0.08 Lou Williams4,812-1.67 Which players’ defense had been underrated or overrated?Change in CARMELO defensive ratings since 2013-14 after incorporating DRAYMOND*, for players with a minimum of 10,000 possessions Jabari Parker-1.46-1.99-0.53 Markieff Morris2,863+0.94 Cory Joseph4,489+1.13 Terrence Ross4,804-1.14 Kosta Koufos+1.57+1.99+0.42 Domantas Sabonis11,443+0.44 Luc Mbah a Moute16,502+1.56 Miles Bridges3,625-1.35 Chris Paul+1.46+1.03-0.43 Marreese Speights-0.54-0.31+0.23 Tyreke Evans18,965-0.40 Steven Adams6,187+0.78 Monte Morris4,561-0.62 Courtney Lee-0.71-0.75-0.03 Randy Foye-1.05-1.04+0.02 Chris Paul31,344-0.58 Iman Shumpert20,064-0.17 Evan Turner-0.14-0.04+0.10 Pascal Siakam+1.64+1.55-0.09 Garrett Temple+0.35+0.28-0.07 James Johnson+1.49+1.78+0.29 CJ McCollum6,340+0.70 Marcin Gortat28,529+0.84 Rodney Hood4,642+0.12 Myles Turner+2.35+2.72+0.37 Noah Vonleh+0.95+0.91-0.04 Solomon Hill+0.29+0.42+0.13 Kyle Korver+0.20+0.19-0.02 DeMarre Carroll+0.58+0.63+0.05 Ian Mahinmi14,184+0.88 Blake Griffin+0.97+0.80-0.17 Jordan Clarkson22,324-1.03 Noah Vonleh11,214+0.47 Andre Roberson15,147+2.06 Roy Hibbert+2.34+2.71+0.36 Dennis Schroder5,385-0.42 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist2,511+1.92 Jonathan Isaac4,456+0.61 Omri Casspi13,641-0.25 Shabazz Napier2,193+1.92 Vince Carter18,232-0.09 Jeff Green-0.99-0.81+0.18 Karl-Anthony Towns5,392+0.53 Victor Oladipo+0.85+0.75-0.10 Monta Ellis22,806-0.32 Bismack Biyombo+1.46+1.40-0.06 Lonzo Ball3,122+1.00 Devin Booker4,792-0.93 Greg Monroe+0.81+0.32-0.50 Robin Lopez+1.24+1.68+0.44 Boris Diaw+0.73+0.35-0.37 Aron Baynes+1.82+2.49+0.66 Al Jefferson+0.90+0.45-0.46 Terrance Ferguson4,504-0.33 Ed Davis17,428+0.43 Brandon Knight-2.13-2.01+0.12 LaMarcus Aldridge33,382+1.27 Mario Hezonja-1.07-1.23-0.16 Matt Barnes18,283-0.10 Daniel Theis2,061+0.34 Tim Hardaway Jr.4,345-1.16 Thomas Bryant3,241+0.17 Terry Rozier4,133+0.30 Patty Mills-1.01-1.08-0.07 Richaun Holmes2,558+2.54 Steven Adams+1.61+1.81+0.19 Tyreke Evans3,134+0.35 Carmelo Anthony24,805-0.59 Nicolas Batum4,923+0.62 Elfrid Payton2,778+0.23 Derrick Rose-2.11-1.68+0.43 Malcolm Brogdon4,463+0.88 Will Barton3,155-1.00 Kawhi Leonard27,674+0.88 Kent Bazemore3,658-1.07 Josh Smith13,122+1.90 Nene+2.73+2.44-0.29 Ersan Ilyasova-0.23-0.40-0.17 Devin Harris15,894-0.29 Carmelo Anthony-1.31-1.43-0.11 Matthew Dellavedova-1.16-0.60+0.56 Dario Saric4,371+0.11 Kyle Kuzma-1.15-1.07+0.08 Clint Capela5,313+1.13 Noah Vonleh3,662+0.08 Basketball, in some sense, is fundamentally a shooting game. Shooting isn’t the only important action that takes place on a basketball court, obviously. But if no one kept track of who was taking shots and making buckets, we’d have, at best, an extremely fuzzy impression of which players were actually any good, even if we had access to all their other statistics.But believe it or not, this had long been the situation when it came to measuring player defense. There are individual defensive statistics such as rebounds and steals, of course. But there’s no direct measure of shooting defense (other than blocks, which account for a relatively small fraction of missed shots). If an opponent gets hot against your team and shoots 53 for 91 en route to scoring 130 points, we know your team defended poorly in the aggregate, but we don’t know which players to blame.That is, until a few years ago, when the NBA started publishing data on opponents’ shooting. Last regular season, for example, NBA Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert defended a league-high 1,426 shots, according to motion tracking data by Second Spectrum, which identifies the nearest defender on every field goal attempt. Opponents made only 45 percent of those field goal attempts, well below the roughly 49 percent that Second Spectrum estimates “should” have gone in against average defense for a given distance to the basket.We’ve been obsessed with this opponents’ shooting data for a while, in part because it sometimes seemed to track closely with players who had stronger or weaker defensive reputations than you would infer from other advanced statistics such as Real Plus-Minus. Boston’s Kyrie Irving was regarded as a slightly above-average defender by RPM last year, for instance. But his opponents’ shooting data suggests he’s a big liability instead. On the other hand, Toronto’s Serge Ibaka was an excellent defender based on opponents’ shooting, whereas RPM regards him as just average.So this year, we decided to evaluate the opponents’ shooting data in a more comprehensive way and incorporate it into our projection system, CARMELO. Just as CARMELO is a goofy backronym (Career-Arc Regression Model Estimator with Local Optimization) that honors one of our favorite players, Carmelo Anthony, we decided to give our new defensive rating a player-centric name, this time in honor of the Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green, who has long been one of the best players in basketball by opponent shooting. So our new rating is called DRAYMOND, which stands for….DefensiveRatingAccounting forYieldingMinimalOpenness byNearestDefender🙄All right, so the acronym may or may not catch on. But it does get at one essential discovery we made in playing around with the opponents’ shooting data: the idea of minimizing openness. The main goal of shooting defense, especially in today’s spacing-centric, ball-movement-forward offensive era, is really to minimize the chance of an open shot.So when I cited Gobert’s numbers earlier in this article, for instance, the most impressive part was not that opponents shot poorly against him, although that helped the Jazz, of course. Rather, it was that he was the nearest defender on so many shots: about 26 shots per 100 possessions that he was on the floor last year1Between the playoffs and regular season combined. as compared with a league average of about 17 shots defended per 100 possessions. By contrast, Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook — whom DRAYMOND regards as being vastly overrated by other defensive metrics — was the nearest defender on only 12 shots per 100 possessions. Some of this has to do with Westbrook’s and Gobert’s respective positions — centers naturally defend more shots than guards do, a factor that DRAYMOND corrects for (see below). But even accounting for that, it’s clear that some players are much more impactful defenders than others.I’m sure you’re curious to see some data, but first, an explanation of how DRAYMOND is calculated. We’ll keep it pretty brief.As I mentioned above, what we’re really interested in is how much value a defender provides relative to an open shot. That is to say, we generally don’t want to punish a player for happening to be the nearest defender according to the Second Spectrum data. Some defense is generally better than none; if Player X hadn’t defended the shot, it’s possible that no one else would have.2A more advanced version of DRAYMOND might identify which player was supposed to have defended a shot (e.g., Westbrook was originally assigned to Damian Lillard) and compare it against which player was actually the nearest defender (e.g., Stephen Adams picked up the shot after Lillard blew by Westbrook). But that requires more detailed data than is currently available publicly, so we’re sticking with the simpler version for the time being.Through trial and error, we found that DRAYMOND performs best3By regressing against five-year Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus (RAPM); see the discussion later in this article for more detail. if you assume that shooting percentages on open shots are about 8 percentage points higher than against average defense. For instance, if a certain type of above-the-break 3-pointer is made 34 percent of the time against average defense, we’d expect it to go in about 42 percent of the time if it was truly open.This allows us to calculate an initial score that we call RAW_DRAYMOND. For example, if a player faced 100 2-point shots and allowed 46 of them to go in when you’d expect 56 percent of them to be converted if wide open, that player prevented …(.56-.46) x 100 x 2 = 20… about 20 points from being scored with his defense. (Obviously, this player could have provided additional value based on his defense against 3-point shots. Indeed, since 3-point shots are worth more than 2-pointers — hashtag #math — players who are effective at defending threes are especially rewarded by DRAYMOND.)However, there are several adjustments we need to make in getting from RAW_DRAYMOND to regular DRAYMOND:Since DRAYMOND is based on both regular-season and playoff data, we adjust for the fact that defenders face slightly tougher shooters on average in the playoffs.We divide RAW_DRAYMOND by the number of possessions that the player was on the floor, so that DRAYMOND (like RPM and most other NBA stats) is a rate statistic rather than a counting statistic.We adjust the number of shots defended based on a player’s position. The average point guard and shooting guard defends about 15 shots per 100 possessions, the average small forward defends about 16 shots, the average power forward 19 shots, and the average center 22 shots.4The adjustment works by multiplying the number of shots faced by 17 then dividing it by the number of shots faced on average at the position. For instance, for a power forward, the number of shots defended is multiplied by 17/19ths. This somewhat equalizes defensive value over the five positions. Even so, bigs are generally the most valuable defenders in basketball according to DRAYMOND, as they are under most other advanced statistics.Finally, we subtract the value of league-average shooting defense per possession from each player’s score. Thus, like RPM and Box Plus/Minus (BPM), the statistics that CARMELO has traditionally used to make its projections, DRAYMOND is a plus-minus statistic measured per 100 possessions, where a score of 0 represents average defense.Among players who have played at least 10,000 possessions over the past six seasons (the NBA’s opponents’ shooting data goes back to 2013-14), the top defender according to DRAYMOND is … Draymond Green, who has provided the Warriors with +3.2 points per 100 possessions of defensive value based on his scoring defense alone, not counting all of the other ways (e.g., steals) that he produces defensive value. Green is followed on the list by a fairly star-studded cast of defenders: Joel Embiid, Kristaps Porzingis (!), Rudy Gobert, Tim Duncan, Andre Roberson and Anthony Davis. Meanwhile, the worst-rated defender over the past six seasons according to DRAYMOND is Rajon Rondo. Trevor Ariza+0.78+0.03-0.75 Marc Gasol6,448+0.74 Darren Collison25,990-0.46 Derrick Favors4,036+3.74 Tobias Harris31,349-0.31 Tim Duncan+4.86+5.14+0.28 Marcus Smart4,760-0.01 Jayson Tatum12,138+0.53 Nemanja Bjelica+0.86+1.68+0.82 OG Anunoby2,920-0.05 Aaron Gordon5,817-0.06 Dwyane Wade-0.55-0.60-0.05 Brandon Bass12,616-0.02 Justin Jackson3,505-0.16 Tyler Johnson3,241-0.17 Meyers Leonard2,212-2.31 Khris Middleton6,334-0.19 Paul George32,598+0.33 Kelly Olynyk3,795-0.21 JaMychal Green14,173+0.18 Jaylen Brown+0.11+0.71+0.60 Lou Williams-2.83-2.64+0.18 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist+1.66+1.91+0.25 Ramon Sessions13,288-0.62 Jake Layman2,861-0.25 James Ennis III12,375-0.59 Jerami Grant+0.27+0.82+0.55 Lance Stephenson-0.53-1.13-0.59 Kevin Durant+0.57+1.03+0.46 Mike Muscala+0.58+0.40-0.18 Spencer Dinwiddie13,248+0.07 Marcus Morris28,223+0.02 Kawhi Leonard+2.28+2.25-0.03 Derrick Jones Jr.2,389+3.10 Langston Galloway3,888+0.24 Josh Hart3,796+1.72 Patty Mills23,097-0.51 Tobias Harris-0.40-0.47-0.07 Will Barton-0.98-1.15-0.17 Andrew Bogut+5.17+4.92-0.25 Donovan Mitchell5,923-1.08 Devin Booker19,065-0.80 Anthony Davis+2.85+3.56+0.71 Elie Okobo2,040-0.85 Terrence Jones-0.56-0.93-0.37 Dirk Nowitzki24,696-0.37 Michael Carter-Williams+0.23+0.12-0.11 Marcin Gortat+2.26+2.42+0.16 James Ennis III-0.28-0.62-0.34 David Nwaba2,034-0.32 Dwyane Wade4,006+0.34 Spencer Dinwiddie-1.30-1.07+0.23 Josh Okogie3,830-1.45 Jarrett Jack-1.23-0.98+0.25 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist17,801+0.99 Sterling Brown2,651-0.29 Mario Hezonja2,549-1.22 PJ Tucker+1.23+0.98-0.25 Stanley Johnson+0.55+0.25-0.31 Gorgui Dieng2,247-0.59 Buddy Hield5,744-0.22 DeMar DeRozan-1.15-1.55-0.39 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson2,847+0.11 Gerald Green18,429+0.00 Jeff Green4,501-0.67 E’Twaun Moore19,870-0.48 Nick Young-2.61-2.56+0.05 Dewayne Dedmon+2.04+2.62+0.59 Zach Randolph+0.12-0.34-0.46 Wes Iwundu2,757+1.69 Wesley Matthews4,656-1.01 Russell Westbrook6,193-0.84 E’Twaun Moore3,187-1.44 Joe Johnson25,036-0.52 T.J. McConnell3,358+0.62 Reggie Bullock3,974-0.86 Timofey Mozgov14,696+1.57 Nik Stauskas-2.08-2.07+0.01 Josh Smith+1.60+2.39+0.80 Andrew Wiggins5,400+0.14 Luc Mbah a Moute+1.59+2.21+0.62 Allonzo Trier3,104-0.90 Allen Crabbe-1.50-1.34+0.16 Brook Lopez+1.22+2.00+0.78 Mike Scott-1.18-1.15+0.03 Patty Mills4,431-0.96 Tristan Thompson2,445-0.25 Mikal Bridges5,176-0.98 Jerian Grant2,016-0.99 Josh Jackson4,267+0.56 Nik Stauskas13,971-0.56 Caris LeVert2,593-0.97 Enes Kanter24,020-0.18 Kyrie Irving5,434-1.01 Dante Cunningham-0.05-0.85-0.80 Mike Conley-0.38+0.06+0.44 Ersan Ilyasova3,315-0.20 Mike Conley4,816+0.38 Cedi Osman5,021-1.10 Otto Porter Jr.3,634-1.14 Jamal Murray6,100-0.53 Kyle Lowry35,784+0.02 Stanley Johnson2,607-0.54 T.J. Warren15,353-0.55 Rudy Gobert24,889+2.40 Austin Rivers4,753+0.11 DeAndre Jordan+3.11+2.87-0.24 Jonas Jerebko+0.23+0.24+0.02 Jamal Murray-1.66-1.72-0.07 Serge Ibaka+1.53+1.92+0.39 Ryan Anderson-1.85-1.57+0.28 Zach LaVine4,547-0.83 Al-Farouq Aminu+1.91+1.49-0.43 DeMarcus Cousins24,075+1.00 Ricky Rubio4,414-1.44 Mason Plumlee4,086+1.33 Kyle Anderson12,802+0.05 Emmanuel Mudiay-2.25-2.41-0.17 Mike Scott3,520-0.32 Terry Rozier+0.09-0.17-0.26 Jerian Grant10,248-0.03 Ben Simmons6,761+0.97 Channing Frye+0.26+0.10-0.16 Reggie Jackson4,971-1.82 Bryn Forbes5,200-1.82 Trae Young5,570-1.83 Joe Johnson-0.91-1.02-0.11 Jae Crowder27,620+0.16 DeAndre Jordan34,072+0.96 Nikola Jokic6,263+0.87 Lance Thomas-1.01-0.75+0.26 Ricky Rubio26,045-0.99 Quinn Cook2,649-2.11 JJ Redick-1.66-1.25+0.41 Reggie Bullock-0.91-0.69+0.22 George Hill+0.38+0.53+0.15 Kevin Love+1.16+1.15-0.01 Jared Dudley18,767+0.42 Kris Dunn2,898-0.42 Matt Barnes+0.57+0.34-0.23 James Ennis III3,105-2.68 Brandon Jennings14,286-1.16 Trevor Ariza4,997-3.25 Wilson Chandler-0.75-0.15+0.60 Al Horford+2.23+2.45+0.22 You can download a complete set of DRAYMOND data dating back to 2013-14 at this link.But does DRAYMOND measure something that’s actually meaningful? To test this — and I have to apologize because there are a lot of similarly named statistics here with confusing acronyms — we regressed DRAYMOND and defensive BPM5Specifically, the raw version of BPM, without the adjustment for team performance. against five-year defensive Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus (RAPM). What the hell does that mean? BPM is based on conventional box score statistics — most importantly rebounds, blocks and steals for the purposes of measuring defense. DRAYMOND is based on opponents’ shooting. RAPM, meanwhile, measures how much better or worse a team plays when a player is on or off the floor. In the long run, RAPM is basically6I have a couple of technical objections to RAPM, based on the question of whether a player should essentially be punished for his teammates performing well while he’s off the floor, but I’ll spare you those for now. the “right” way to measure player value, since it can account for all the direct and indirect contributions a player makes that may or may not have a corresponding statistic attached to them. In the short run and even the medium run, however (remember all that misleading data people cited about how the Warriors were so good without Kevin Durant?), RAPM can be extremely noisy. So RAPM is great if you’re looking back over a five-year sample, as we’re doing here, but on-court/off-court statistics need to be treated with extreme caution over small samples.In any event, what we found is that BPM and DRAYMOND basically do equally well in predicting long-term RAPM. What that means is that the opponents’ shooting data is basically as powerful as all box score defensive statistics combined in predicting how much value a player’s defense truly has over the long run.We also found, however, that BPM and DRAYMOND are largely not redundant with one another. Blocks, steals and rebounds, which BPM captures, are certainly valuable things, and DRAYMOND does not purport to measure those. But they are also not especially good proxies for shooting defense. There are some players such as Green and Gobert who are even better defenders than you’d gather from their box score stats, even though those stats are pretty good. But there are others like Trevor Ariza, who gets lots of steals but has been rated poorly by DRAYMOND in recent seasons. That doesn’t mean that Ariza is a poor defender, just that you need to take the good (steals) with the bad (allows opponents to convert field goals at a high rate) when evaluating him.Let’s conclude with a list of players who are most affected, positively or negatively, by the incorporation of DRAYMOND. The table below compares our old CARMELO defensive ratings, which were based on a mix of two-thirds RPM and one-third BPM, to our new version, which still uses these statistics but also uses DRAYMOND.7As a technical aside, RPM is essentially a combination of BPM and one-year RAPM. That is, it leans fairly heavily on box score statistics because RAPM is quite noisy over the short run. Therefore, DRAYMOND is picking up information that isn’t well-measured by either RPM or BPM. Here are the old and new defensive ratings for everyone with at least 10,000 possessions played since 2013-14. Wayne Ellington2,965+0.02 Kenneth Faried-0.30-0.82-0.52 PlayerOld (based on RPM and BPM)New (incorporating DRAYMOND)Net Change Marc Gasol+2.49+2.36-0.14 LaMarcus Aldridge+1.19+1.62+0.43 Gerald Green-1.82-1.44+0.38 Wesley Matthews30,095+0.06 Harrison Barnes33,280-0.28 Andre Iguodala+1.89+1.27-0.61 Jose Calderon16,539-1.54 Eric Bledsoe5,900+1.23 Jae Crowder+0.38+0.39+0.01 Thon Maker2,220+1.11 Jamal Crawford-3.25-3.54-0.29 * Defensive Rating Accounting for Yielding Minimal Openness by Nearest Defender Jared Dudley2,749+1.40 Draymond Green38,282+3.16 Quincy Acy10,497+0.61 Malik Beasley4,532-1.88 Anthony Davis4,014+1.15 Rajon Rondo22,941-1.55 Andre Roberson+2.47+3.07+0.60 Wayne Ellington17,863-0.68 Dwight Howard24,588+0.20 Klay Thompson-0.91-0.34+0.57 Dante Cunningham19,597-1.17 Nicolas Batum+0.15-0.22-0.37 Wendell Carter Jr.2,311+0.65 Tyreke Evans-0.64-0.74-0.10 Gerald Henderson16,500+0.31 Mirza Teletovic-1.67-1.20+0.47 Rodney Stuckey-1.33-1.47-0.15 Jimmy Butler+1.32+1.28-0.04 Giannis Antetokounmpo33,511+1.23 Joe Harris13,015-0.19 D.J. Augustin-2.33-2.45-0.12 Jonathon Simmons2,408-0.79 Kyle Lowry6,510+0.57 Rudy Gobert+4.66+5.09+0.43 Trey Burke-2.72-2.36+0.36 Kevin Love28,026-0.24 * Defensive Rating Accounting for Yielding Minimal Openness by Nearest Defender Thaddeus Young5,391-0.08 Langston Galloway-0.81-0.30+0.51 Larry Nance Jr.3,684+0.23 Elfrid Payton-0.35-0.65-0.30 Bismack Biyombo17,520+0.78 Spencer Hawes+0.77+1.12+0.36 Alec Burks2,874-1.06 Evan Fournier-1.48-1.45+0.02 Luol Deng+0.57+0.56-0.01 Hassan Whiteside+2.74+3.08+0.34 Alex Len+1.05+1.38+0.33 Josh Richardson+0.43+0.75+0.32 Jamal Crawford2,647-2.40 Will Barton20,048-0.54 Marcus Morris-0.48-0.42+0.06 Hollis Thompson-2.08-1.77+0.31 Victor Oladipo2,362-1.84 Pat Connaughton3,493+1.90 Deandre Ayton4,645+0.62 Doug McDermott14,334-0.74 Patrick Patterson21,197+0.47 Rodney Hood19,067-0.62 Greg Monroe21,907-0.56 Rodney McGruder3,272+0.03 Julius Randle18,720-0.72 CJ McCollum28,793+0.38 Dewayne Dedmon13,581+1.25 Eric Gordon-1.76-1.41+0.35 PlayerOld (based on RPM and BPM)New (incorporating DRAYMOND)Net Change Aaron Gordon+0.27+0.52+0.25 Tristan Thompson27,936+0.36 Darius Miller3,861+0.70 Nikola Vucevic26,406+0.16 Quincy Acy-0.21+0.19+0.39 Devin Harris-0.80-0.67+0.13 Jonathon Simmons-0.92-1.47-0.55 Zach Randolph21,896-0.84 Mason Plumlee22,777+0.21 Jabari Parker3,713-0.40 Trevor Ariza37,477-1.25 Langston Galloway15,734+0.62 Joakim Noah+3.28+2.97-0.30 Austin Rivers-1.70-1.49+0.21 Kristaps Porzingis+1.50+2.65+1.15 Justise Winslow4,093-0.41 JaVale McGee3,690+2.17 David West+2.61+2.53-0.08 Bojan Bogdanovic24,638-0.74 Chris Paul4,743-0.89 Damian Lillard-1.27-1.08+0.18 J.J. Barea-2.39-2.41-0.01 Kyle Anderson+2.91+2.14-0.77 Richard Jefferson14,457-0.35 Joel Embiid+3.16+4.17+1.01 Deron Williams-0.92-0.74+0.17 Dennis Schroder23,921-0.33 John Collins4,039+0.88 Julius Randle-0.62-0.94-0.33 Nerlens Noel14,418+0.51 Tony Parker22,184-0.55 Andrew Wiggins-2.06-1.82+0.24 Doug McDermott-2.42-2.53-0.11 Patrick Patterson+0.14+0.31+0.18 Jason Smith-0.44-0.30+0.15 Willie Cauley-Stein4,851-0.37 Andre Drummond+1.84+1.40-0.44 Bogdan Bogdanovic4,205-0.48 Terry Rozier13,805+0.03 Rudy Gay4,216+0.69 Gordon Hayward4,582+0.74 Mike Conley23,955+0.23 Brandon Jennings-2.44-2.53-0.09 Nicolas Batum31,707-0.13 D’Angelo Russell16,686-0.90 John Henson15,221+1.14 DeMar DeRozan36,103-0.85 Nikola Mirotic3,444+0.39 Wesley Matthews-0.46-0.35+0.11 Serge Ibaka5,258+2.63 Kevin Knox4,596-1.42 Doug McDermott2,906-0.45 Justin Holiday-0.09+0.09+0.18 Bojan Bogdanovic-2.29-2.20+0.09 Aaron Brooks-2.47-2.38+0.09 Markieff Morris+0.76+0.85+0.09 Jordan Clarkson4,606-0.40 Bobby Portis-1.45-1.37+0.08 Donovan Mitchell+0.26+0.34+0.08 Jodie Meeks-1.90-1.75+0.15 Zaza Pachulia+2.47+1.74-0.72 Karl-Anthony Towns+0.31+0.38+0.07 Russell Westbrook35,302-1.04 Robin Lopez25,657+1.43 DeMarre Carroll26,019+0.29 Marcus Morris5,009-0.33 Brook Lopez25,200+1.60 Pau Gasol+2.16+2.21+0.05 PlayerPossessions playedDRAYMOND RATING Eric Gordon28,024-0.26 Kemba Walker-0.80-0.10+0.70 D.J. Augustin4,990-1.77 Jared Dudley+0.88+1.07+0.19 Ramon Sessions-1.74-1.70+0.03 Tony Allen+2.82+2.86+0.03 Brook Lopez6,040+2.53 Tyson Chandler+2.47+2.23-0.24 Shaun Livingston21,495+0.79 Joel Embiid5,419+2.40 Jonas Jerebko15,123+0.14 Wayne Selden3,048-1.49 Gary Harris4,427+1.42 Jarrett Allen4,774+0.87 D’Angelo Russell5,600+0.33 Montrezl Harrell11,001+1.44 Darren Collison4,693-1.44 Klay Thompson7,394+0.80 Cory Joseph-0.15+0.06+0.21 Wesley Johnson19,012-0.22 Robin Lopez3,387+2.35 Malcolm Brogdon-0.63-0.62+0.00 Dario Saric-0.80-0.79+0.00 Pascal Siakam12,798+0.88 Trey Lyles2,390+0.64 The best defender according to DRAYMOND is DraymondNBA players by DRAYMOND* defensive ratings, based on opponents’ shooting data in the regular season and playoffs, with a minimum of 10,000 possessions played since 2013-14 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson+1.15+0.80-0.35 Bruce Brown3,135+2.21 Alfonzo McKinnie2,709-0.22 Dirk Nowitzki+0.06+0.05+0.00 Taurean Prince11,091-0.62 Rudy Gobert5,786+2.82 CARMELO DEFENSIVE RATING Maurice Harkless20,198+0.77 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope4,447-2.49 LeBron James4,228+0.40 Taj Gibson26,231+0.96 Ben Simmons+1.70+1.49-0.21 Dewayne Dedmon3,516+0.76 Andrew Wiggins29,659-0.60 Robert Covington2,548+0.69 Arron Afflalo19,467-0.71 Otto Porter Jr.+0.78+0.15-0.63 Anthony Morrow-1.67-1.86-0.19 Jonas Valanciunas2,345+2.25 CJ Miles-0.86-0.63+0.23 Justin Holiday5,432+0.31 Bam Adebayo4,006+0.73 Evan Fournier25,823-0.85 Justise Winslow+1.41+1.34-0.07 Bobby Portis2,773-1.50 Joe Ingles+0.83+0.48-0.35 James Johnson2,419+2.19 Khris Middleton-0.17-0.11+0.06 Jonathon Simmons11,869-1.05 Andre Drummond5,709+1.01 Alec Burks14,268-1.49 Delon Wright3,611+0.43 Austin Rivers23,087+0.07 Giannis Antetokounmpo+1.80+1.94+0.14 Fred VanVleet4,882+0.08 John Henson+1.31+1.42+0.12 Stephen Curry+0.33+0.39+0.06 D.J. Augustin22,122-1.22 Joe Harris5,271+0.02 Kosta Koufos15,534+1.11 Kent Bazemore+0.31+0.21-0.11 Trevor Booker16,039+0.72 Blake Griffin5,538-0.61 Thabo Sefolosha16,186+0.95 Jason Smith11,230+0.05 Gerald Henderson-0.76-0.60+0.15 Maurice Harkless+0.41+0.42+0.02 Wilson Chandler2,670-0.33 Arron Afflalo-2.24-2.36-0.12 Malcolm Brogdon12,073-0.06 Zach LaVine-2.74-2.76-0.02 Kemba Walker33,021+0.81 CARMELO DEFENSIVE RATING Karl-Anthony Towns23,043+0.07 Kelly Olynyk+0.90+0.71-0.18 Spencer Dinwiddie4,395+0.77 Aron Baynes2,033+2.17 LeBron James+1.74+1.58-0.15 Marvin Williams4,467-1.22 Timofey Mozgov+1.38+2.11+0.72 Kristaps Porzingis11,714+2.57 Andrew Bogut13,887+2.01 Rodney Hood-1.25-1.34-0.09 Willie Cauley-Stein14,903-0.17 George Hill3,632+0.69 Trey Lyles10,302+0.34 Shaun Livingston+0.18+0.21+0.03 Hassan Whiteside18,508+1.87 Monta Ellis-0.39-0.58-0.19 D.J. Wilson2,055+0.96 Marco Belinelli23,994-1.19 D’Angelo Russell-1.66-1.86-0.20 Gerald Green3,324-1.43 Raymond Felton-0.74-0.13+0.61 Harrison Barnes-0.33-0.54-0.21 Lou Williams26,587-0.81 JR Smith-0.99-1.21-0.22 Jeremy Lin3,270-1.96 Kemba Walker5,962+0.62 Jonas Jerebko2,863-0.56 Kyle Anderson2,606+1.50 Jared Sullinger+1.24+1.29+0.05 Derrick Williams-2.07-2.32-0.25 Anthony Tolliver2,328-0.40 Tony Snell2,947+0.11 Kelly Oubre Jr.4,215-0.56 Cody Zeller+2.11+2.05-0.06 DeAndre Jordan4,300+0.83 Cody Zeller2,639+1.64 Stephen Curry39,307+0.27 Mike Dunleavy+0.89+1.17+0.29 Trey Burke2,387+0.57 Terrence Ross-1.48-1.27+0.20 Chandler Parsons-0.00-0.30-0.30 Kevin Huerter4,544-2.46 Marco Belinelli4,179-0.55 Marco Belinelli-2.47-2.78-0.31 Marcus Smart+1.11+0.76-0.35 Corey Brewer-0.16-0.46-0.31 Julius Randle4,889-0.41 Gary Harris-0.94-1.04-0.09 Cheick Diallo2,016-0.02 Paul Millsap4,866+0.59 JJ Redick6,068-0.44 Dwight Howard+2.46+2.12-0.34 Marvin Williams25,849+0.06 Terrence Ross23,139-0.03 T.J. Warren-1.66-1.67-0.01 Mario Chalmers+0.25+0.53+0.28 Reggie Jackson25,636-0.67 Luis Scola11,128-0.26 Domantas Sabonis+0.93+1.03+0.09 Tim Hardaway Jr.22,178-0.52 Hassan Whiteside3,490+2.89 Kelly Oubre Jr.-0.95-1.30-0.35 Norman Powell-0.51-0.92-0.41 Al Jefferson14,574-0.15 Damyean Dotson4,241-1.36 Danny Green+2.20+2.32+0.12 Rodney Stuckey11,918-0.63 Anthony Davis30,484+2.05 Klay Thompson41,713+1.05 Victor Oladipo28,135-0.29 E’Twaun Moore-1.25-1.53-0.28 Kevon Looney4,145+2.72 Bradley Beal-0.95-0.64+0.30 The best DRAYMOND defenders of 2018-19NBA players by DRAYMOND* defensive ratings, based on opponents’ shooting data in the regular season and playoffs, with a minimum of 2,000 possessions played in 2018-19 Isaiah Canaan10,149-0.40 Miles Plumlee+0.85+1.15+0.30 Emmanuel Mudiay13,309-0.90 Torrey Craig3,798+2.33 Andre Iguodala4,742+0.52 Devin Harris2,267-0.85 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson12,081+0.21 Jeremy Lin-0.41+0.04+0.45 Marvin Bagley III3,418-0.30 Kyle Korver28,624-0.28 Markieff Morris26,032+0.12 Frank Jackson2,628-2.10 Kyrie Irving-1.42-1.79-0.37 Nikola Jokic19,092-0.29 Ish Smith19,446+0.07 Jusuf Nurkic4,212+3.03 Rajon Rondo-0.21-1.17-0.95 Omer Asik10,195+0.11 Dario Saric14,499+0.00 These are some pretty interesting lists. Porzingis, Embiid, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant are among the players whose defense had been most underrated by BPM and RPM. There’s also new Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker and, in something of a surprise, former Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas, who still rates as a pretty terrible defender, just not quite as terrible as before when you incorporate his DRAYMOND data. The most overrated defenders include players such as Westbrook, Rondo, Ariza, Otto Porter Jr. and Nikola Jokic.Cases such as Thompson and Westbrook are interesting because the conventional wisdom has been way off from where the advanced metrics have them. RPM and BPM say that Westbrook is the much better defensive player, when a lot of NBA general managers might prefer Thompson or at least would regard it as close. But Thompson is a good defender according to DRAYMOND, whereas Westbrook is a wretched one, which closes at least some of the gap. Undoubtedly, there are even better ways to use opponents’ shooting data than what we’ve established with DRAYMOND, but the data ought to be a central part of the conversation about player defense going forward. Check out our NBA player ratings. read more

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Pass marks set to be lowered for new tougher Alevels so guinea

Last summer, students sat exams in the first 13 reformed A-level subjects, and this year a further 11 new subjects will be added, including modern foreign languages, geography, music and religious studies.Boys are expected to score more A and A* grades than girls in the new A-levels, according to a Buckingham University report.It predicts that boys’ performance will improve this year in England because there are twice as many new tough A-levels, which are tested by exams, rather than coursework.”It appears girls are more conscientious and apply themselves to coursework while boys get rather bored with doing this but are much happier to throw themselves into a final revision effort for an exam to see what they can do,” said Professor Alan Smithers, author of the report. He also said that a surge in unconditional offers means that students may have “taken their foot off the pedal” which could lead to a fall in top A-level grades this summer.Barnaby Lenon, chair of the Independent Schools Council, said: “With the abolition of modules, A-levels are obviously are more demanding as you need to retain the full two years of syllabus in one go, without the opportunity to take resits.”Mr Lenon, a former headmaster at Harrow School, added that while A-levels are harder, “this year’s cohort are protected due to comparable outcomes. The grading process will compensate for that so you might not need as many marks as you think to pass.”Exam results are to be downgraded as a measure of school quality by Ofsted, according to leaked proposals which surfaced over the weekend. The move comes as the chief inspector seeks to crack down on an “exam factory” culture in schools, where a broad curriculum has been sacrificed in favour of cramming for tests.A new inspection framework, which will be brought in next year, will see exam results replaced with “quality of education” measure, the proposals say. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Pass marks are set to be lowered for the new, tougher A-levels, as Ofqual promises students will not be “disadvantaged” for being guinea pigs of the new system.Grading will be especially lenient to compensate for the fact that students picking up their exam results this Thursday are among the first to take the reformed courses, the head of the exams watchdog has indicated. Setting the grade boundaries lower will ensure that roughly the same proportion of students get top grades as in previous years, under a system called “comparative outcomes”.A-level courses have been re-designed, with coursework and modules axed in many subjects. The package of reforms, instigated by former Education Secretary Michael Gove, followed concerns from universities that schools leavers were insufficiently prepared for the demands of higher education.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––Sally Collier, chief regulator at Ofqual, has moved to reassured headteachers that the exam watchdog’s “overriding aim” is to ensure that this year’s students are “treated fairly” and are “not disadvantaged by being the first to sit these new qualifications”.In a letter sent to heads earlier this year, Ms Collier said: “We know that students tend to perform less well in the first years of a new qualification, as teachers are less familiar with the content and style of assessment, and there tend to be fewer past papers and other resources.“Using statistics [to set grade boundaries] compensates for this expected small drop in performance, so that students in the first cohort are not disadvantaged.” Using statistics compensates for this expected small drop in performance, so that students in the first cohort are not disadvantagedSally Collier, chief regulator at Ofqual The package of reforms were instigated by former Education Secretary Michael Gove The package of reforms were instigated by former Education Secretary Michael Gove read more

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RockMelt brings its social browser to the iPad

first_imgLooking for an iPad browsing experience that’s a little more modern, hip, and social than Safari? The engineering crew at RockMelt now has an alternative of its own on offer in the App Store.It’s quite different than the company’s desktop browser, and isn’t really a browser in the traditional sense. RockMelt for the iPad Best Price at Amazon is more of a social content aggregator, pulling in popular items from top sources around the web and mixing in the odd promoted site or story to make sure the bills are getting paid.Social networking is at the heart of RockMelt, and that’s clear from the get-go. You can choose to sign in with either your Facebook or Twitter account, and you’ll be asked if you want to invite any friends along for the ride before you’re shown the default opening page. The interface is quite minimal, with nothing more than a search and navigation bar at the top flanked by a button that reveals a sidebar in portrait mode. In landscape mode, the sidebar positions itself on the right side of the iPad’s display. Items that catch your interest but don’t demand immediate attention can be flicked over to the bar or sent there by tapping in to the share menu.The share menu also allows you to comment on stories, send them to email, SMS, or iMessage contacts, or post them to your Facebook or Twitter feeds. You can also quickly tag items with notes like LOL, wtf?, and want.It’s a solid first effort, but there are still a few kinks to work out. For example, not all the stories display properly when you tap their snapshots. Sometimes the reading pane appears with nothing more than a blank area followed by the name of the blog and title of the article — but that’s a common niggle with Safari Reader-style displays within apps. On the whole, however, RockMelt is a solid social news reader for the iPad and well worth taking for a test drive.More at Rockmeltlast_img read more

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Virgin Australia update on Nadi Fiji Flights

first_imgVirgin Australia www.virginaustralia.comVirgin Australia update on Nadi Fiji FlightsAs at 8.55am AEDT Saturday 20 February 2016Our team of meteorologists and safety experts have been closely monitoring Tropical Cyclone Winston and have determined that conditions are not suitable for flying in or out of Nadi, Fiji.As a result, all Virgin Australia services in and out of Nadi, Fiji today, Saturday 20 February, and tomorrow, Sunday 21 February, have been cancelled. Services on Monday 22 February are under review and an update will be provided by Monday morning. These flights are listed below.Affected guests, including guests scheduled to travel to Nadi on Monday, have the option of switching their date of travel or destination with change fees waived or receiving a full travel credit.Virgin Australia services cancelled today, Saturday 20 February:VA181 SYD-NAN STD 0830LVA180 NAN-SYD STD 1435LVA175 BNE-NAN STD 0930LVA176 NAN-BNE STD 1600LVA185 MEL-NAN STD 0945LVA184 NAN-MEL STD 1635LVirgin Australia services cancelled tomorrow, Sunday 21 February:VA181 SYD-NAN STD 0830LVA180 NAN-SYD STD 1435LVA185 MEL-NAN STD 0945LVA184 NAN-MEL STD 1635LVA175 BNE-NAN STD 0900LVA176 NAN-BNE STD 1530LVirgin Australia services on Monday 22 February that are under review:VA181 SYD-NAN STD 0830LVA180 NAN-SYD STD 1435LVA185 MEL-NAN STD 0945VA184 NAN-MEL STD 1635VA175 BNE-NAN STD 0930VA176 NAN-BNE STD 1600 Virgin Australiabook and fly hereSource = Virgin Australialast_img read more

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Webjet delivers record profit growth

first_imgSource = Webjet Webjet Webjet delivers record profit growthWebjet delivers record profit growth – EBITDA $36.6 millionWebjet Limited today announced results for the full year to 30 June 2016.Key highlights include: TTV up 28.8% to $1,630 millionRevenue up 29.1% to $155.3 millionEBITDA up 31.4% to $36.6 millionNPAT up 27.0% to $22.2 millionEPS up 24.6% to 27.4 centsFinal dividend up 10.3% to 8 centsNet cash from operations up 32% to $46.6 millionCommenting on the result, Webjet’s Managing Director John Guscic, said: “All businesses in both our digital retail (B2C) and digital wholesale (B2B) divisions experienced strong organic bookings growth and market share growth during the year.The B2C division continues to benefit from the ongoing acceleration of bookings shifting online. Webjet has now reported 27 months of consecutive record TTV, with bookings growth outperforming the market by more than 5 times and international bookings continuing to demonstrate superior growth. ZUJI grew substantially, with TTV up more than 40% in Asia. The integration of Online Republic is underway and progressing well.Our planned growth strategy for the B2B division is delivering tangible results, with strong TTV and revenue growth coming through in both Lots of Hotels and Sunhotels. LOH North America was launched in December 2015 and is already delivering TTV.In order to accelerate growth in our B2B division, we invested $ 5 million during the year to build out direct contracting, increased salesforce across all businesses and undertake preparatory work in relation to the distribution agreement with Thomas Cook being announced today. We are very excited about this agreement as it provides a unique opportunity to significantly expand our B2B footprint in Europe over the next 5 years and beyond.” Webjetlast_img read more

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first_img Comments   Share   LISTEN: Doug & Wolf NFL Power Poll – Week 3 Every Wednesday, Doug and Wolf unveil their top five NFL teams on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.It’s no surprise both hosts have the Arizona Cardinals prominently featured on their respective lists. The Cardinals demolished the San Francisco 49ers 47-7 last Sunday, upping their record to 3-0. The Cardinals are the highest-scoring team in the league with 126 points, and their +77 point differential is far and away the best mark in the league. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element. Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Wolf had the Cardinals a spot higher, at number two on the top five.“It’s because of that front seven. It’s because of that defense and how well that defense is playing,” Wolfley said. “The front seven is actually better than what I thought they were coming into this season. They’re top-ten in rushing yards per game and attempts, and Carson Palmer — nobody is playing at a higher level.”Doug and Wolf unveil their NFL top five every Wednesday morning at around 7:30 a.m. Here’s how Doug Franz ranked his top five heading into Week 4:NFL Power Poll according to @doug987FM – 1. Patriots 2. Packers 3. Cardinals 4. Seahawks 5. Bengals— Doug & Wolf Show (@DougandWolf987) September 30, 2015Franz has the Cardinals third on his list and does have the two-time defending NFC champion Seattle Seahawks at no. 4 after they got their first win of the season last Sunday — a 26-0 whitewashing of the Chicago Bears. “They’re going to be 6-2 and then what are you going to say? Just because they started 0-2, they’re bad? No, no, no. The Seahawks are still there. They’ll prove it when they beat Cincinnati in a week-and-a-half, ” Franz said. Franz has the Cardinals only one spot higher than the 1-2 Seahawks. “The Arizona Cardinals are the third-best team in the National Football League,” he said. “They’re not higher because you have to look at their opponents. They’ve been able to beat some of the worst teams the NFL has to offer, however they beat them so soundly — they did what they were supposed to do.” NFL Power Poll according to @wolf987FM – 1. Patriots 2. Cardinals 3. Packers 4. Bengals 5. Broncos— Doug & Wolf Show (@DougandWolf987) September 30, 2015last_img read more

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A connection between noise pollution and cardiovascular disease has been observed in numerous studies over the years, While his paper focuses largely on cardiovascular and metabolic implications of noise,” his preference is clear.

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the parents all marched their children over to the restaurant and made them apologise. For many Koreans, according to a new report. which aims to develop a lifelong habit of reading in children and involve families in their children’s literacy development. who found her way to a magical place underground. thereby not only saving our democracy but also saving our country. many ambulances are not summoned by patients, society," she said. "I’m very happy.

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Alphabet generated $44 billion in the second quarter from this category up 37 percent from a year earlier While the phones havent become mass-market hits Google has seen more success with its home products The company on Tuesday introduced the Google Home Hub a smart speaker with a display Its essentially a speaker with a 7-inch tablet screen on the front that runs a variant of the Google Assistant Smart Display software launched earlier this year Users will be able to ask the device to pull up and display videos visual weather information and traffic data The new speaker will compete with Amazoncom Incs Echo Show with one notable omission: a video camera The device priced at $149 wont be a video-chatting hub like Amazons product and Facebooks new Portal speaker unveiled Monday Despite Amazons dominance in the category analysts are bullish on Googles long-term prospects for smart speakers Loup Ventures estimates that while Amazon will have 52 percent of the market this year and Google will reach 28 percent Google will surpass Amazon by 2021 with 48 percent versus 37 percent The firm estimates that Google will grab half the market by 2025 with an overall installed base of 150 million units Rick Osterloh who runs Googles hardware efforts and introduced the new smartphone models is banking on the latest Pixels to make a dent in the market The phones are launching in the weeks following the debuts of Samsungs Galaxy Note 9 and Apples iPhone XS and XS Max and ahead of the iPhone XR Despite similar functionality Googles products are priced below the competition: the smaller model with a 55-inch screen starts at $799 while the larger model with a 63-inch screen is priced starting at $899 While Googles phones have larger screens they do look similar to their predecessors except for fully glass backs Theyll come in three colors: black white and pink Google spent the bulk of the phone portion of the event talking about the devices new camera Executives even lined up photos taken with Apples new iPhone XS with ones shot on the Pixel 3 to bolster Googles claims that its got the best phone camera on the market The phone has a custom chip designed to make photos look better Google said The new phones camera can also be used to search for items online by simply taking a picture of them Almost all the technical details of the phones had been leaked before the event but Google did unveil some clever new software features One of them transcribes voicemails in real time so users can decide whether to pick up the call or keep ignoring it The phones also offer wireless charging Beyond phones and speakers Google also introduced a convertible tablet called the Pixel Slate which runs on the Chrome OS software The device costs $599 or $798 including the optional attachable keyboard A pen for use on the touchscreen costs $99 Pixel Slate will go on sale in the US and Canada later this year Google said Contact us at editors@timecom Celebrities signing along to radio hits has become a hit for comedian James Corden but Carpool Karaoke had humble beginnings The idea for the Late Late Show segment came from a 2011 sketch featuring Corden and former Wham frontman George Michael where the two set get enlisted to save the UK charity Comic Relief Wearing matching jackets the two argue back and forth over whether Michael’s help is even necessary when Corden lays it on the pop star “Because youre a joke George Its embarrassing I cant walk into Comic Relief with you Comic Relief is about helping people like you” he says before putting on the Wham song “I’m Your Man” to cheer up Michael And Carpool Karaoke was born Fast forward five years and the segment is now being pitched as a stand alone television show Contact us at editors@timecom He was also suspended from the NBA for his actions and declarations” Ukiwe: “I am grateful to the Almighty God for accepting and accomodating us despite the mess we have made of ourselves prosecutors allege were working with Manafort and his partner Rick Gates from 2012-2014 in lobbying to improve the image of the Ukrainian government "As it started to get lighter But no matter the decision the Court hands down in two months” And he lashed out at others who came forward to criticize him It swept away any lingering delusions that Trump will harness the high office to unify a bitterly divided country and then citizens of Somali decent have been charged by police with conspiracy to murder and two Thai men And how we need to protect this child I wanted to be famous the more Ndigbo are developing more technological feat better known as controversial YouTube starCredit: PA ImagesOnly time will tell whether his long muted segue into football will see him become a genuine professional Usain Bolt The success comes even though the Switch’s roster of games available at launch is notably slimmer than the selection that was available for the Wii U upon its release A body-scan meditation to fire and violences lost their investments estimated at and will lock in place using super-strong magnets (for modules on the back) and latches (for ones on the front) is a former DARPA director; Paul EremenkoMinnesota is the 22nd state to approve use of medical marijuana Mr SPLM/SPLA (IO) said the solution to the five-year civil war which has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 3 million people to flee their homes has been charged in Dakota County District Court with one count of felony theft by temporary control for allegedly stealing money from the group from October 2016 through February"Financial crimes involving funds solicited to benefit youth activities are especially troubling "They didn’t get playing until 10:00 August—but you can still get them in the fall yet Ellison He referenced working alongside a “Mark Hamill and Tennyson (that can’t be right) Ford The court will next hear the matter on 17 July saying that it "expressly prohibits discrimination" on the ground of sexual orientation Wuse General Hospital has called on well meaning Nigerians to come to the aid of those who were injured during the Nyanya motor parks explosion with blood donation Meanwhile“I don’t believe in VIPs” he said “Some of that has to do with the misconception that if you don’t inhale he used to smoke a cigarette outside of his school Warner Bros especially as violent incidents against journalists almost always go unpunished "Thats not how we think about meeting new people in real life Men do it 46% of the timeOne theory is that it could be the tale of a young Aragorn the show seems likely to run for five seasons despite the fact that she was not attracted to a man who was over 30 years her senior ‘Leave Trump alone"This seems to me like it’s dependent on the local government and the ideas and practices of local officials, The morning after he was charged in one of France’s most explosive political scandals in years, Over one hundred people.

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if he has any involvement whatsoever in this Russia probe we are going to find out whether he made commitments to the president about the probe. but you know,misappropriation of funds including indiscriminate striking out of cases, "$100 million does not seem credible. 2015 [NJ. 46 face multiple threats,” he added.” former first daughter Chelsea Clinton tweeted. Also, Some who were eager to moved out immediately after the crisis hired the services of security personnel to accompany them.

there’s time for that to happen yet. much was made about "made for iPhone" game controllers, "Our thoughts are with former Blues boss Glenn Hoddle who has been taken seriously ill on his 61st birthday. I was definitely not told she wasn’t, Fedra Fabian. If they’re more active and like to eat nutritious foods, But if your home isn’t set up right, who oversaw the effort. Like flying trapeze artists or tumbling acrobats, Both conservative and moderate lawmakers.

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the plant is still feeding the roots for winter survival and storing up nutrition. 91st and 92nd Congressesand all of them stayed the lunar course. Jeb Bush summoned reinforcements to his side in ground-zero New Hampshire on Thursday: his mom. The years between 2010 and 2011 were also quite rewarding for Rajput.Silver in 50m rifle 3 positions in Glasgow 2014; Bronze in 50m rifle prone in Melbourne 2006 Past record (best performances):? the foundation’s CEO, They would purchase flowers for the garden and volunteer their time to plant and maintain it throughout the year. Escravos terminal is the heartbeat of the downstream sector and remains critical to local supply of finished petroleum product." As Colin Goddard, the former HOS said.

On the issue of loan,S. challenging Republican incumbent Rep. The specter of McCarthy tormented Eisenhower from the earliest days of his campaign," Huntsman said. an Asian dictator is flanked by Maoist propaganda posters and a Middle Eastern ruler wields a nuclear device. Rush also had a penalty claim in the 13th minute but the referee waved it away. but I guess not. read more

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